SOS Production Standup Paddleboards

SOS Production Standup Paddleboards:
 
The new production Sean Ordonez standup paddleboards are here!!!
 
Big Red (11’11”) and Big Blue (10’10”) have never looked so gorgeous…
We’re really stoked on how they turned out…:-)
 
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 Sean Ordonez Shapes, production standup paddleboards
 
 
These are the 1st production standup paddle surfboards  available in the world.
We know that these beauties are going to put miles of smiles on their owners….
The 1st round is sold out at MSRP $1300, with the next shipment from the factory due in ~ 3 weeks…lots mo’ info on them in this BLOG…Da Blog…
 
 
 

WARDOGSOS Production Standup Paddleboards

Bamboo Standup Paddleboards

Bamboo Standup Paddleboards:
 
Sean Ordonez has just finished up a couple of new bamboo SUP racers…
13’6″ & 14’6″…standup paddle boards, standup paddle surfing
 
standup paddle boards, bamboo paddleboards
 
 Sean Ordonez (top)…Campbell (bottom)
 
They have been training for the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race , July 30th.
Sponsored by QuikSilverEdition.

“This race is the most challenging and prestigious of its kind in the world. A 32-mile paddleboard race across the treacherous waters of the Ka’iwi Channel, it is the ultimate measure of strength, endurance and agility. To inaugurate the event, Hawaiian will priests conduct a sacred ceremony in full traditional garb, sounding conch shell horns and blessing the race with ancient prayers. A celebration with food, live music by Titus and Melvin and an awards ceremony will await competitors at the finish line. Also, defending champion and QSE team rider Jamie Mitchell will be on site to sign autographs.”

Only the world’s finest paddlers compete in this event. They are respected for their achievements and inspire others to reach for success…”

 

 
 
 

WARDOGBamboo Standup Paddleboards

2-piece Pohaku Standup Paddles

NEW: 2-piece Pohaku Standup Paddles
 
We are now offering two-piece paddles in 84″ assembled length…can easily be cut to your desired size, and they have a stainless steel, spring-loaded pin, that connects the ferrule together for a strong connection.
 
Very convenient for traveling or just everyday use.
 
standup paddle, Pohaku paddle, standup surfing paddle, 2-piece paddle
The 2-piece paddle is $349 and an optional compartmentalized bag is offered for $25.

 

http://www.surfingsports.com/beachboy_paddles.asp

 
 

WARDOG2-piece Pohaku Standup Paddles

Sean Ordonez Shapes Sailboards

SOS Wave board lineup:
 
Introducing the new Sean Ordonez production waveboard lineup…
 
sos, sailboard, sean ordonez
 
 

The boards come complete with a custom foiled fin and ono DaKine straps...MSRP $1350

 

WARDOGSean Ordonez Shapes Sailboards

Bamboo Standup Paddleboard Racers

Bamboo Standup Paddleboards:
 
Sean Ordonez is just finishing up a couple of 13′ bamboo SUP racers…
 
standup paddle boards, bamboo paddle boards
 
 Sean Ordonez (left)…Campbell (right)
 
They have been training for the Maui International Paddleboard Race, July 23rd.
 
 

WARDOGBamboo Standup Paddleboard Racers

SO Shapes Standup Paddleboards

BIG RED & BIG BLUE
 
The epoxy production versions of Big Red and Big Blue will be here soon…
 
SO Shapes, standup paddleboards
More epoxy standup paddleboard pics:
 

BIG RED

11’11”  X  29.5″

-A TRUE ONE DESIGN BOARD, ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE ALL-AROUND BOARDS, YET!…

-BUILT IN LIGHT, TIGHT AND BRIGHT (LTD) EPOXY STYRO VACUUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY
* 12 YEARS IN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT…

– A NATURAL BLEND OF A SURFBOARD, WIND-SURFBOARD AND A CANOE. REPRESENTING TWO
YEARS OF PROTOTYPES AND 20 YEARS OF HAND SHAPING EXPERIENCE. -DESIGNED TO BE FAST AND SURFY…

-IDEAL FOR DISTANCE AND DOWNWIND COASTLINE EXPLORING. WHEN THIS BOARD HITS THE SURF LINE, ITS’ CLEAN CURVES  COME  ALIVE FOR SMOOTH LOOSE GLIDE…

-IDEAL FOR ALL LEVEL OF STAND UP SURFERS…

-PARABOLIC ROCKER LINE, LIKE BIG WAVE GUNS MAKING IT HANDLE STEEP DROPS…

-PROGRESSIVE BOTTOM CONTOURS FOR PERFORMANCE RIDING OFF THE RAIL AND TAIL…

-ON THE WAVE, THIS BOARD IS DESIGNED TO TAKE A SINGLE FIN FAST GLIDING HIGH LINE…

-A GREAT CROSS OVER BOARD AS A TANDEM, FOR SHARING MANY MOMENTS WITH YOUR LOVED
ONES…

-WHEN GLASSY CONDITIONS CATCH A SMALL SEA BREEZE, WITH THE WIND TO YOUR BACK , THIS BOARD CONVERTS INTO A LIGHT WIND SAIL BOARD.

* ONE DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS WILL ENJOY…

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BIG BLUE

10’10”  X  28.5″

-A SMALLER PERFORMANCE VERSION OF BIG RED, WITH GREAT STABILITY AND MORE LOOSENESS …

-BUILT IN LIGHT, TIGHT AND BRIGHT (LTD) EPOXY STYRO VACUUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY
* 12 YEARS IN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT…

-IDEAL FOR LIGHTER SURFERS OR PERFORMANCE SURFING ENTHUSIAST…

 -A WIDER NOSE MAKES THIS BOARD A GREAT NOSE TRIMMING BOARD AND ITS WIDE SQUASH TAIL MAKES IT STABLE AND LOOSE THROUGH TURNS…

-SIMILAR LINES TO ITS BIGGER COUNTERPART, MAKE THIS BOARD A PROGRESSIVE EVOLUTION TOWARDS THE HISTORY OF THE SHORTER BOARD…

-A GREAT CROSS OVER SAIL BOARD FOR BEGINNERS…

-ALSO A GREAT TANDEM BOARD…

The first container is selling out fast…we have a waiting list for the first shipment of Sean Ordonez standup paddleboards due in late July…and have a few not spoken for, so get your orders in now…

 WARDOG dropping into a hollow macker on Big Red 

 

More Big Red standup paddle surfing pics:

http://surfingsports.com/Big_Red_Cali_Standup/index.html

http://www.surfingsports.com/sean_ordonez/index.html

 

Sean has been busy building some gorgeous bamboo standups…

This one is not quite finished, but you can see the craftmanship (love) that he is putting into them:

bamboo standup paddleboard

 

 

 
 

WARDOGSO Shapes Standup Paddleboards

Perfect Kona Summer Day

EXOCET KONA
 
First day of Summer…not a cloud in the sky…10-13mph breeze at our local lake…cruisin’…smilin’…

The handling of the 6.8m2 Aerotech Cuben Fibre Phantom on the Kona was like a butterfly flitting about…;-)

Exocet Kona at Lake Lopez
More Kona pics:
 

Here’s my “marketing hype” based on personal experience, and feedback from my clients…the Kona sells itself…it exceeds expectations…every one that I’ve put on the water has sold another…like I said previously, comparisons to wide-style high performance boards isn’t really apples to apples…just like it wouldn’t be that valid to comment on a FW board’s wave riding capabilities, or standup paddling capability compared to the Kona’s…or pricing differential of a $2K FW board to the $1199 Kona with full soft EVA top…the Kona is only 60% of the cost of a high end Formula hull…it doesn’t require double digit sail sizes (10.Xm2) to match up with it…nor 70cm fins…it works great in sub-planing conditions…it goes over 30kts…you can wavesail it…and standup paddle it…

Furthermore, Exocet has stated that it’s design won’t change for 5-7 years…
Fleets and regattas will develop…races will be help and wave riding comps as well…a windsurfing “standard” is destined to be re-established, if I’m reading the tea leaves correctly…

The first container in the US has long been sold out…and we have a waiting list for the next shipment of Konas due in mid-July…

Further observations…

The Kona has a fair bit of rocker that you can see in the pics…quite a bit of nose (and tail) out of water once planing…

Pure physics says that F= M x A…the Kona has a lot of mass…therefore, it requires a bit of wind force to get it planing…but, while it is in sub-planing mode, it is a joy to cruise around on…once planing, it is deceptively “fast”…
It has been clocked on GPS over 30 kts…and didn’t get embarassed coming in 16th out of a fleet of 600 in the Gruissan in 25kt winds…and it “slow planes” better than any board I’ve been on…I mean, in the footstraps and harnessed in cruisin’…

Remember, the Kona weighs over 30lbs…a bit more with the daggerboard in…but, when you pick it up, it doesn’t “feel” heavy for it’s size…

Even more Kona pics:
http://www.surfingsports.com/kona_standup/index.html

 
The Kona is not perfect, no board is…but, it can turn an ordinary day into a perfect day…and that’s what life is all about…{:~)
 

 

 
 

WARDOGPerfect Kona Summer Day

STEELCORE Lockable Board Straps and Tie-Downs

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NOW AVAILABLE…STEELCORE SECURITY TIE DOWNS – MADE IN THE U.S.A.
 
I just can’t say enough good things about this killer new board security and tie down product that we’re using and carrying…STEELCORE…makes strapping boards down way easier and orders of magnitude more secure…about time somebody got it right…

Check them out! (MSRP $97…$8 S/H)

STEELCORE 12′ STRAPS

 

SteelCore Security Straps

 
 The lockable soft rack travel straps are nothing short of brilliant…

Anybody that straps anything of value to their car, truck, van, or motorhome owes it to themselves to buy a little more piece of mind…these are INDUSTRIAL security devices…SteelCore tie downs are formidable locking straps that afford serious theft protection…let alone the extra security and piece of mind knowing that boards aren’t flying off your rig in the middle of the night on your way home from a windsurfari…

The SteelCore webbing strap is 3/16″ thick…and the cable is rated at 1500 lbs… here are some more pics:

The beauty of SteelCores is the integration of security, with tie-down functionality…U.S. Patent #6199412 has been issued for this product.
 
 HOW TOUGH ARE STEELCORE SECURITY TIE-DOWNS?

Watch the provided video clip… 
http://www.steelcore.net/howtough.html


“Observe the pickup truck with a ladder on the rack secured on one end by a large, one-half inch-diameter security cable.  Note the other end is secured by Steelcore security tie-down straps.  Enter a construction worker wielding a new pair of 24-inch cutters.  He cuts through the first security cable like it was butter, and the lock falls into the truck bed.  Then he turns to the Steelcore  security cargo strap, trying several times unsuccessfully to cut it, only managing to damage it. (look close at the cutters as he attempts to cut and you can see he is closing the cutters as much as possible)  He then yanks it down, trying to pull the strap apart — again, unsuccessful.”

STEELCORE IS VERY TOUGH.

 
 Other kewl attributes of SteelCore tie downs…it only takes ONE HAND to
secure them…you can even do it with gloves on…the strap is stiff and easy to feed, even in high wind…and because they are so thick, they don’t whistle, hum, and flap around at freeway speeds…
 
The lock is a weather resistant, stainless steel, scalped cam lock from Illinois Lock Company…
The buckle is made of hardened aircraft aluminum (6061) and designed by an aerospace engineer…

These straps have a thousand other purposes…this is kewl… 
http://www.steelcore.net/travel.html

WARDOGSTEELCORE Lockable Board Straps and Tie-Downs

Standup Surf Paddles

 
 
100% carbon Standup Surf Paddles  are now available at SurfingSports!

Standup Surf Paddle

Lightweight, 100% carbon fiber paddles custom designed by champion paddler and Hawaiian waterman, Todd Bradley, on Oahu.

These top of the line paddles feature a strong, ovalized shaft, specially designed palm grip, and 8.5″ blade.

If you are serious and want the best paddles on the market, then you are at the right place.

These paddles are proven and tested in Hawaiian waters by some of the top athletes in the world.
Brian Keaulana, Rusty Keaulana, Archie Kalepa, Bonga Perkins, Dave Parmenter, Malloy Bros, Rob Machado, Laird, Buzzy Kerbox and others…

STANDUP PADDLES MADE BY STANDUP PADDLERS

Check them out! (MSRP $325)

 
 
 

WARDOGStandup Surf Paddles

Hot Sails Maui Waist Harness

After 10 years of not making harnesses, Hot Sails Maui  now introduces a new line of harnesses.
 
We once again, go against the trend and deliver products we want to sail with, not what market leaders may insist is what you want. The harnesses are NOT molded plastic, and hence the feel is much more forgiving for free movement and comfort. Lined with Fleece and trimmed in neoprene, these harnesses eliminate chafe and point loading felt on modern molded harnesses.

Check them out! (MSRP $89)

 

Hot Sails Maui Waist Harness

 
 
 

WARDOGHot Sails Maui Waist Harness